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Who may be personally liable for work health and safety breaches?


The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) imposes an obligation on officers of corporations and unincorporated organisations to exercise due diligence in ensuring the organisation complies with health and safety duties. The term ‘officer’ incorporates a broad range of individuals, who are subject to a high level of duty, and face severe potential punishments for breaching this duty.
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Instalment Contracts in Queensland (Real Estate Advice) from a QLD Law Firm


An instalment contract is a sale of land contract whereby the property is payed for in instalments across time. The title of the property does not transfer to the purchaser until the final instalment is paid. This type of contract differs from a typical sale of land contract which generally consists of a refundable deposit of up to 10% of the purchase price and the remainder of the purchase price being paid at settlement.
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The Importance and Effects of Special Conditions in a Contract of Sale


The unique circumstances of each a sale of land means that often the buyer and purchaser of land will require the general terms of the contract to be altered. Special conditions can be inserted to affect any aspect of the sale. It is therefore important to ensure that all special conditions are drafted carefully so that they accurately reflect the parties’ intentions. Typically, a special condition will be implemented for the benefit of one party in particular so it is essential that the other parties, including real estate agents, are diligent in checking the effect of any special conditions.
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Servcorp’s Contract Terms Declared to be Unfair


In a recent decision by the Federal Court, 12 standard form contract terms used by Servcorp and its subsidiaries were declared unfair and struck out. The ACCC used its authority under Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) to commence proceedings last year as part of its crackdown on unfair terms in business-to-business contracts.
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